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How will they eat alarm raised over revamp of Ontario’s welfare program for disabled

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Re: St. Stephen’s Community House:

“Our Member Advocacy Committee (MAC) recently conducted a survey about the proposed Ontario Government changes to ODSP. Reaching out to 86 people on social assistance, The survey found that respondents worry that people denied disability will “fall through the cracks” and “cost the system more” due to using more costly emergency services such as police, ambulance, hospitals, shelters and prisons. Read more

Inaugural Inclusion Mission Sets off for Israel

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada - Today, leaders and supporters from disability-serving organizations from across Canada begin a nine-day Canada-Israel Inclusion Mission to learn about ground-breaking Israeli models of accessibility and service provision. This is the first Canadian mission to Israel focused on disability and inclusion.

LIGHTS newsletter February Edition

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LIGHTS is a unique program which has been created by community leaders in partnership with Community Living Toronto to address the very significant shortage of independent and appropriate housing for intellectually disabled citizens in Toronto. Its goal is to enable new housing opportunities to flourish for the intellectually disabled, and to share its blueprint for success with other communities across the country. Read more

Making it easier to access ODSP dental benefits.

Starting in March 2019, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) will no longer be issuing paper dental cards with ODSP monthly statements.

The last paper dental card will be sent in February 2019 for the eligibility month of March 2019. Read more

Press Release: New System Promises Dignity and Compassion for Intellectual Disability Community

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New System Promises Dignity and Compassion for Intellectual Disability Community (Toronto - November 22, 2018) - Community Living Toronto is pleased to see a number of proposed reforms to the social assistance system that will improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Far too many such individuals live in poverty, and these reforms will make a difference in the lives of millions.

Press Release: Community Living Toronto Urges Government to Reconsider PACY Plan, Affirm Commitment to Vulnerable Children

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Living Toronto Urges Government to Reconsider PACY Plan, Affirm Commitment to Vulnerable Children

(Toronto – November 16, 2018) – Community Living Toronto is concerned that the Government of Ontario has announced the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007, the end of the independent Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (PACY), and the transition of that function to the Ombudsman. Read more

October Connections Newsletter

Get your Dancing shoes ready! Community Rocks in coming up! Saturday November 10th!
Check out the digital version of our Monthly Membership newsletter: Connections October Edition Read the downloadable PDF version here: October Connections Newsletter 2018